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Installing the operating system

Use these instructions to install the operating system on the blade server.

To install the operating system on a blade server, you can use any of the following methods:
  • Use the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD to install a supported Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • Use Remote Deployment Manager (RDM) Version 4.20 (or later) to install a supported operating system. To determine whether RDM supports an operating system, see
  • Download the latest operating-system installation instructions and install the operating system.

Important: The operating system in the blade server must provide USB support for the blade server to recognize and use the keyboard, mouse, and removable-media drives. The BladeCenterĀ® unit uses USB for internal communication with these devices.